Editorial| Volume 30, ISSUE 1, P1, February 2023

Welcome from the new Editor-in-Chief

Published:February 02, 2023DOI:
      It is an honour to step into the role of Editor-in-Chief of Collegian. Collegian plays an important role in advancing and promoting nursing research and practice in both the national and international space. Many nurses have talked to me about the role Collegian has played in their professional lives; from students, new to the concept of evidence-based practice, through to seasoned academics and senior practitioners who value the reach of Collegian to advocate for change and to share ideas and data.
      I am excited to continue the work of promoting the scholarship and science of nursing through my role. I aim to raise awareness of global developments and advance the knowledge base that underpins the science and practice of nursing.
      As I take on this new role, I acknowledge the leadership of Professor Lisa McKenna who held the role of Editor in Chief for nine years. Collegian has flourished under Lisa’s leadership. The journal is thriving and continues to experience substantial improvements in performance and impact. The journal cannot succeed without the efforts of many people. A big thank you to the Editors who support authors through the process of submission to publication and ensure rigour in the review process. Collegian: The Australian Journal of Nursing Practice, Scholarship and Research is the official journal of the Australian College of Nursing and I would also like to thank the College and in particular, Professor Kylie Ward, CEO, for the opportunity to take up this role. I’d like to recognise and thank the team at Elsevier for their introduction to Collegian and their support. They work behind the scenes to ensure the smooth operation of the journal, rapid processing of manuscripts, and provide expert assistance to authors and the editorial team. Importantly, we are all indebted to our reviewers, both invited and Editorial Board members for their constructive review and commitment. Their diligence ensures the journal continues to achieve key goals and cover an exciting diversity of topics in both our regular and special issues.
      To the authors, past, thank you for your contributions and to future authors, I look forward to receiving submissions in 2023 and beyond that challenge nurses on emerging areas of interest and those that advance our knowledge and the science and practice of nursing.